Fit & Healthy You-2019

January is the traditional month to set noble, lofty goals and make resounding resolutions. At the top of almost every list is to lose weight by getting fit and eating healthy. It’s a new year, and we are striving for a “new you.”

Unfortunately, our lists and goals are all too often abandoned before February. The thing is, most of our goals are radical, not sustainable. Long term success comes from making habits out of small changes.

She Plans Dinner is here to help you live well, by eating healthy.

Small changes, bigger pay off

  • Eat more green vegetables. Make it a goal to exchange one of your normal daily carbs (bread, pasta, rice) with a green vegetable.
  • Instead of Meatless Mondays, do Carb-less Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
  • Choose to make only one, or neither, of the desserts on the menu plans. Or only eat dessert on the weekends.
  • Focus on moderation. What changes can you live with for the long haul? Sometimes cleanses are good for jump starting health. But, our every day eating should not look like a diet, it should look like life. Can you cut out sugar forever? Can you cut out bread forever? Maybe not, so take a small step, and eliminate or reduce intake most days.
  • Drink half your body weight in water. Every day. Make wine, beer, soda pop, and other sugary drinks an occasional treat, not an everyday occurrence.
  • Eat 5-6 (genuinely) smaller meals, rather than 2-3 big ones. Don’t eat your biggest meal in the evening. Lunch is a better time.

Fit & healthy, family-friendly

  • Sign up for a She Plans Dinner Fit & Healthy subscription or Variety menu plan. Our Fit & Healthy plan is exactly what you’d expect-healthy recipes. But they aren’t bland and blah healthy recipes. They are delicious, colorful, and healthy. Fit and Healthy showcases proteins and fresh ingredients because we believe fresh is best. Consequently we’ve eliminated most canned foods and starches. The majority of these recipes are gluten-free, Paleo, or dairy free. Each dinner is full of protein and vegetables, and low on breads and carbs and dairy. Most of the recipes take 30 minutes or less to whip up.
  • Similarly, the Variety plan menus have healthy recipes, but are also quite family friendly, with more pasta and sides. They are very adaptable for healthy eating, while balancing family eating. There is no need to cook your food and their food. The recipes work for all.

Set yourself up for success, not failure. Make small, sustainable changes.

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